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Les Ecrins 5-day guided backcountry ski safari

Join Christophe, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this 5-day ski tour through the challenging ski resorts of the Massif des Écrins.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Discover a beautiful wild area full of snow-covered peaks and glaciers while you improve your skills on the best off-piste routes in Les Écrins National Park in the Haute Alps department. 

The Massif des Écrins is mountain group located in the heart of the Écrins National Park in southeastern France. This is one of the ten French national parks and its highest peak reaches the 4,102 meters.

As for the itinerary, on the first day we will introduce ourselves and organize the week. We’ll have a conversation about group rules and security and you will enjoy your first slopes of the week. During the rest of the days, we’ll pick a ski station according to the weather conditions and the group level.

The base camp of our ski safari will be Vallouise, a French community located in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region. During this tour, you will have the chance to visit the ski stations of Pelvoux, Puy St. Vincent, Serre Chevalier, Risoul, Molines, Abriès, Montgenèvre and La Grave.

On this tour, the transport will be in personal cars and the accommodation will be at the l’Argentière Les ÉcrinsTake into account that a high level of fitness and experience is mandatory for this tour.

Finally, you will need to bring:

  • a mountain jacket and a ski pant, warm clothing
  • ski equipment
  • sunglasses, sunscreen, thermos
  • gloves, mittens, hat, scarf
  • personal micro pharmacy
  • backpack
  • seal skins
  • shovel and probe
  • camera

Are you ready for a challenging ski safari in southeastern France? Book your trip and join me! I can assure you it will be an amazing adventure!


l’Argentière Les Écrins



About the guide

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I have followed the arts trail but I have also climbed hard and my passion for the mountain has always led my steps. I grew up in the south, country with generous limestone walls, before I moved to Ecrins. Familiar with the major routes and demanding walls, climbing instructor before being guide, I have to communicate how essential it became in my life…
The mountain is for me and my friend guide Lionel, a sharing space where the difficulty is not the object, but it’s where we can offer the luxury and curiosity of the beautiful things, simple and useless…
Come on, shall we make our bags?

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 361 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

Price details

• Guide fee: 350 euros Trip expenses: 390 euros Not included: lift passes (around 200 euros), insurance, ski equipment, drinks, collective travel.

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